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Tuesday Schedule Detail


Session Name: Meteorology/Public Education/Media~~Communicating Forecast Uncertainty in Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew
Session Description:

This workshop will be an interactive town hall in which media, emergency management, and National Hurricane Center officials discuss ways to effectively communicate potential impacts from tropical cyclones. The workshop will focus on public awareness and communicating potential threats and impacts from the 2016 Atlantic tropical cyclones Colin, Hermine, Matthew, Earl and Nicole. Panelists will discuss their first impressions of the NWS Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning map and the NHC Potential Storm Surge Flooding map as well as any challenges communicating storm surge, inland flood, and wind hazards. The workshop will also include a discussion on how the NWS/NHC plans to issue forecasts, as well as tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings, for “potential” tropical cyclones; this new service should improve message consistency for disturbances threatening land. Panelists will provide short introductory information on how their organizations communicate this information to the public. A lengthy audience-led discussion will follow.

Day of Week: Tuesday
Time Start: 10:30AM